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October 18, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Robb, Chief Curator, Fowler Museum, UCLA

Fowler A222
Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
October 18, 2017
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Since 2015 Jason De León has been involved in an analog photoethnographic project focused on documenting the daily lives of Honduran smugglers who profit from transporting undocumented migrants across Mexico. In this talk, he will discuss the relationship between transnational gangs and the human smuggling industry and outline the complicated role that photography plays as a field method and data source in this violent and ethically challenging ethnographic context.

 

California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Tanja Hrast tanja@ioa.ucla.edu
October 20, 2017
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Witmore, Texas Tech University

This talk attempts to formulate a different theory of time. Whereas time is of-ten honored with an astounding primacy by history and archaeology, actual things cannot be reduced to the aftereffects of time. Rather, the rapports, ex-changes, and mergers between actual entities – Bronze-Age bridges and nine-teenth-century cart roads, stonemasons and ashlar masonry, potters and an-cient ceramic forms – are generative of time.

Fowler A222
Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
Bunche A163
Chenghao Wen wchenghao@ucla.edu
October 25, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Murray, Charles La Trobe Professor of Archaeology, La Trobe University

Fowler A222
Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
October 27, 2017
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Ridha Moumni

In Tunis, the first collections of antiquities were established in the 18th - 19th centuries. European Consuls, foreign scholars, and international traders acquired most of the archaeological remains then available from the ancient city of Carthage. Whether growing out of their personal taste, commercial considerations, or a desire for cultural distinction, they enriched the collections of major European museums.

Fowler A222
Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
November 1, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Professor James McHugh, Associate Professor, School of Religion, USC

Fowler A222
Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
November 3, 2017
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Lorenzo d'Alfonso, New York University

Fowler A222
Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
November 8, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Jesse Byock, Professor, Scandinavian Section, UCLA

Fowler A222
Matthew Swanson mswanson@ioa.ucla.edu
Fowler A222
Matthew Swanson